MATERIALS: One or two item for each letter of the alphabet. Mark each item with an
alphabet letter tag using masking tape and a marker, and place the around the room.
Large alphabet cards or pieces of poster board showing one letter of the alphabet each.
1. Gather children on the rug or in a circle and teach them the following rhyme: "We
are walking on quiet feet. Alphabet friends are what we seek." Tell them that there
are alphabet friends all around the room. They will know them by their alphabet
letter tags. (show an example.) Each child is to find one alphabet friend and return
to the circle.
2. Let the children search while reciting the rhyme. Give assistance when needed.
3. When all children have returned to the circle, hold up one alphabet card and ask all
children whose objects have matching alphabet tags to stand up and bring their
items to you. Name the letter and object and display them together.
4. Continue the game until you have gone through all the letters and collected all the